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as preparations continue to ramp up for friday's inauguration of president-elect donald trump. the reason that secretary of state john kerri says he won't be attending. this and more as mornings on 2 continues. the brake lights are people trying to get through the tunnel and beyond. the rain is having an effect on your commute. people trying to get ahead of the rain. for the most part, we could be heading into a brief break. we will talk to steve paulson about that. the rain is the big story of the day this wednesday morning, january 18th. i'm gasia mikaelian. >> and i'm dave day. we're going straight to steve paulson who says the real rain is coming later. >> yeah. not this fake stuff. the real rain coming later today. we have had a come of bursts.
this is the warm convection coming in advance of it. from san jose, morgan hill, san mar teen, monterey highway, 101, we're getting a little bit of a break here. there are a couple of breaks in the clouds. it won't last long. rapid development taking place to the west. this is a system of three. two to four, maybe four to six up north, gusts 40 to 50 miles per hour. high tide this afternoon, 3:55. the heaviest rain will be this afternoon. i could make it 4:00 to 10:00. that is probably a better representation. suffice it to say, your ride home will be extremely tough. lake tahoe, winter storm warning kicks in at noon and goes through noon tomorrow. the snow level has gone up, up, up. it is around lake level. tonight it will come down. way down by tomorrow. we have a wind advisory out that starts at 1:00 and takes us until 1:00 tomorrow. some of the higher elevations
could have gusts 50 to 60 miles per hour. tremendous amount of moisture poised to the west here. that has a lot of support with it. there is our break right now. enjoy it while you can. for most of the morning commute, it wasn't bad. evergreen getting a little bit of rain. pretty good set. 40s and 50s on the temp. they have come up because of the southwest breeze that is cranking up here. you can see beginning southeast mountain view and sfo and hayward. it is the front direction. kind of quiet right now to the north. that will pick up later today. mendocino county and lake county, from the golden gate north, heavy rain coming in associated with that plume right there. that's what we call very deep moisture. 50s on the temps. but a rainy, windy pattern for us today and later today. alex. >> it's a good thing that we didn't get the real rain for the morning commute. >> we had a couple bursts.
we're getting a break right now. >> yeah. because as it is right now, we have enoughesh use around the bay area in terms of the roadways and the morning commute. crashes to tell you about and some real heavy pockets of slowing. a crash right at the toll plaza. westbound 92 as you make your way up to and across the san mateo bridge. once you get past the toll plaza, it will be heavy halfway across the span heading over to the peninsula. now, in the south bay, very heavy traffic we're showing northbound 280 now coming up to interstate 17. that's one of the biggest pockets of slowing that we are showing in the south bay. no crashes there. but obviously the roads may still be a bit wet. and that's slowing things down. now here on the maps you can see we have very heavy traffic coming out of pittsburg. westbound on highway 4 all the way up and over to concord. it frees up a little bit southbound on 680. still heavy traffic coming through pleasant hill, walnut creek and headed westbound on
highway 24. also slow until it frees up about orinda. 7:04 is the time. dave, over to you. >> thank you, alex. parts of the bay area already getting rain this morning. you know people are preparing to deal with it. some of the storm damage from last week's storms are still not repaired. leigh martinez is in orinda where the giant ant sink hole is. >> reporter: good morning. we have an update for you. public works just showed up and tells us that the sink hole could get bigger. their job today and unfortunately we can't get in there right now. they will give us a tour later. what they're doing now is putting pumps in in case we get more rain so it can pump it out of the sink hole. the only concern right now is the water main. they say the water main is still in there. they had to reinforce it the other day so it doesn't break if more erosion occurs. the lines were already put
above ground. this could be another week before it is all fixed. this isn't the only weather hainbay. give you a look at the orinda sink hole from the other day. it measures up to 25 feet wide, 10 to 12 feet deep. public works crews say that two sewer lines broke and that the pg&e gas line has been rerouted to above ground. city officials say it is not known if the sink hole broke the sewer lines or if the sewer lines broke and caused the sink hole. they are trying to prevent more damage over there. down south, a large fence was installed along highway 17 after a rock slide last week. and then in marin county yesterday, the atkins family saw creeks hit the floodplain last week. they are not taking any chances and packed their home with sand bags. >> getting ready for the next storm. we packed bags before and they seem to help.
we get a lot of runoff. >> reporter: but the hardware store workers say new homeowners to the north bay were caught off guard by all of the ponding going around in the bay. sump pumps can control house flooding once the water gets indoors. back out here live to the orinda scything hole. it is fenced up. miner road has been blocked off to traffic. you can see right now we have some public works crews out here right now. they just got here at 7:00. again, they will be babysitting this spot, making sure that no one comes by. we saw three runners out here earlier. we didn't know if they were checking out the sink hole or trying to run around it. important that you stay away from the area because it is still dangerous. >> leigh martinez in orinda. thank you. the state water board will hold a hearing about keeping water conservation efforts the way they are right now. despite the rain, parts of the
state are still dealing with the drought. in 2015, there was a 25% cut back in water usage ordered by the governor. most cities reached or passed that mark. the state later eased water conservation rules. however the mercury news reports that several south bay water districts are asking customers to cut back on water use by 2 to 5%. they want water saving to continue for three more months. the final decision is expected next month. this morning, our question to you is, did your water have a change as a result of the drought restrictions? let us know what you think. post a comment on our ktvu facebook page and tweet us with #ktvu. new this morning, italy's prime minister says it appears that no one died from the three earth quakes in central italy today. schools were canceled.
this morning's three earthquakes measured 5.3, 5.7 and then another 5.3. the subway system was also shut down as a precaution. the epicenter of the earthquakes was 60 miles northeast of rome. in those earthquakes some 300 people died last year. the earthquakes were felt as far away as rome. 92-year-old former president george h.w. bush is in the hospital in houston this morning after suffering shortness of breath. the spokesman says that mr. bush was taken to the hospital on saturday and he has responded well to treatment and expected to go home soon. george h.w. bush is the oldest living former u.s. president. president obama will hold his last news conference today. yesterday the president surprised his white house press secretary josh earnest right there. he walked in during the final daily white house press briefing. president obama is due to address white house reporters for the last time about 11:15
this morning hour time. don't forget you can watch the president's news conference live right here on ktvu fox 2. now one thing that reporters will definitely ask the president about at the news conference is why he decided to commute the prison sentence of chelsea manning. the army analyst convicted of leaking classified files to wiki leaks that revealed military activities around the world. manning has been jailed for almost 7 years. the 35-year sentence was the longest ever imposed in the u.s. for a similar conviction. she is set to go free in may. now the president's decision may have an impact on another highly publicized case. the wiki leaks founder issued a statement on twitter saying that he would agree to an u.s. extradition request if president obama granted clemency to chelsea manning. now it's not clear if he will make good on that promise.
he has been holed at the embassy in london since 2012 on charges of sexual assault. president-elect donald trump will meet with andrew cuomo today. they have a meeting set at trump tower in new york city. the conversation is expected to focus on governor cuomo's plans to upgrade bridges, train stations and airports in new york. the president-elect has also said he wants to invest in infrastructure improvements across the country. cuomo, a democrat, has been mentioned as a potential presidential candidate in 2020. in the meantime the number of democratic lawmakers boycotting the inauguration on friday has grown to more than 50. some political analysts criticize it as unpatriotic. some others understand why the lawmakers want to show their opposition to the president- elect. t- elect. >> he is the father of the
birther momentum and tried to delegitimatize president obama. >> it's not a questions. you show up and go and pay your respects. you disagree with him strongly. >> president-elect trump has repeatedly criticized john lewis, one of the first to announce he would be skipping the inauguration. secretary of state is also not going to be attending donald trump's inauguration on friday. secretary kerry will not be going but did not give a reason. he has been attending the world economic forum this week. the time is 7:11. a car crashed into a house overnight in antioch. coming up at 7:30, the gruesome discovery when the police arrived at the scene. boeing is now working with donald trump. up next, how the two are joining forces to save taxpayers some money.
>> the time is 7:14. there's a lot of talk about how corporate america will be affected by donald trump's presidency. >> pam cook is back in the studio with more on that and the stocks to watch today in today's money business. >> yes. unfortunately lowe's homism r. improvement is on the radar after announcing layoffs this morning. right from the sound of the opening bell, lowe's said 2400 full-time workers mostly at the store level will be cut. we have been talking a lot about jobs. some adding some cutting. checking on the numbers right now, the dow a little bit of a mixed picture. dow down a little bit. the nasdaq and s&p 500 up quite a bit. the banking stocks have been getting hit after president- elect donald trump said that the dollar is too strong. that is definitely affecting wall street this morning. good news for the bay area's netflix. the movie streaming company
reports earnings tonight as it plans to double its hours of original programming to 1,000 hours this year. that's up from 600 last year. netflix earnings are expected to grow 30% from this time last year. revenue is expected to hit 2.47 billion, which is an increase of 35%. well, boeing is working with the president-elect to save taxpayers money. it is lowering the cost of air force one. to talk about that, we join hillary vaughn who is from our fox business news bureau down there. a lot of talk about air force one, whether the president- elect, whether the president needs a new one and how much it will cost. right? >> reporter: yeah. that's right, pam. boeing ceo met with president- elect donald trump yesterday because last month, trump took to twitter and blasted boeing over the price tag for the new fleet of air force ones that are expected to roll out in the next several years. well, trump said that he isn't
going to pay $4 billion for the program. boeing pushed back saying they only have $170 million contract. there was a little bit of confusion about how much this program is actually going to cost. so boeing ceo met with trump and said they had a productive conversation and that they're going to -- they're making progress on a deal. they didn't reach one yesterday. but they put in a few cost- cutting measures that will bring the overall price of the program down. and he also said that he appreciated how trump is engaging the business industry and he also said that he is doing it in a way that promotes team work. and he thinks that it is good for everyone. so we don't have a final number on how much it will cost. but they're working towards a deal. >> and hillary, the ceo of boeing and president-elect donald trump, they also talked about manufacturing jobs in their meeting as well. >> reporter: right. that's right. so a lot of this -- a lot of the planes that will be produced will bring a lot of
manufacturing jobs. boeing is a huge employer, especially in the south where they're based. so this program is critical to keeping those manufacturing jobs here and also bringing more, depending on how many more planes they're able to cut with this new deal. >> hillary vaughn at fox business news bureau. thank you for joining us with that. ford giving us the 2018 mustang sports coupe a face lift. board is going to look like a big iphone screen. the v-8 engine option is the most powerful yet and led lighting. collision and lane departure warnings. ford looking to boost mustang sales that fell last year. expect to see a lot of new cars. that is one that we're looking right now. >> thank you, pam. >> all right, pam. the time is 7:17. seeing a lot of cars on the road, making their way through the lingering rain this morning. >> yeah. luckily it has tapered off a bit. that is good news for the morning commute.
i have bad news for folks trying to get from the east bay into san francisco this morning. this popped up on the screen a short time ago. an issue on the bay bring. the chp is reporting a crash westbound coming across the bay bridge. and it is just east of treasure island. apparently blocking one of the lanes there. the number 2 lane. so they're working i'm sure to get it all cleared out of the way. but could slow you down a bit. you see the significant backup there heading toward treasure island, trying to get into san francisco this morning. now we will take you here and show you what things look like if you're coming along the east shore freeway through albany and berkeley. slow traffic. certainly could be worse. we're not showing any crashes in that area. finally here is a live look at what has been a pretty rough commute on highway 24 throughout the morning. the cars that you see there are moving pretty slow coming through lafayette. things free up closer to orinda and the tunnel. i should point out slow traffic
680 southbound coming down through walnut creek. 7:19 is the time. and the rain kind of tailed off for a bit here for the morning ride, which is good news. but the ride home? >> it will pick up. alex, i shouldn't even say this. sometimes when i go home. >> uh-huh. >> i see 24. i mean, it's backed up from oakland past the tunnel all the way past walnut creek at 10:00 in the morning. >> yeah. >> seriously. i feel for people. any commute, it doesn't matter if it is south bay or north bay. there are brutal commutes. >> they bleed into the afternoon commute. >> you're right. >> that little break is just -- it's smaller and smaller. and smaller. >> all right. thank you, sir. >> sure thing. >> let's get to it here. first of three systems. i kind of -- mark tamayo is a great guy but he deals in negative numbers and i deal with positives. everyone is different. that's all right. i went 4, 6, 8 and 10.
the heaviest rain between 6:00 and 10:00. there will be pretty heavy i think amounts coming in here. things look a little spooky to me as we go forward over the next couple of days. a lot of moisture. we are in actually -- almost painted for an excessive amount of rain over the next five days for some. there's still a little bit of rain in the mix. san jose not much left. morgan hill to gilroy. i believe chris henry, our viewer, he needs 6 and a quarters inches of rain to get 20 inches for the movement that is a tremendous amount of rain for anybody but especially towards the santa clara valley. i think he will get it between now and monday. i don't see how six inches could not fall. too much moisture coming across. there's a mix, i should say of precip of snow and rain. south lake tahoe. i've got to get up to the mountains. go now. this will be your best bet
between now and sunday. there could be two to four inches. maybe even four to six north of santa rosa for some. gusts 40 to 50 miles per hour. tahoe up to the mountains, within enter storm warning starts at noon and goes through noon on thursday. then it kicks back in on friday. the snow level is coming down. warm air ahead of this. but cold air is coming. brutally cold up in alaska. i think fairbanks is close to 50 below this morning. are we getting that cold air? no we're not getting the brutal cold. but some will work its way in the next couple of systems. we're dealing with more of an atmospheric river, not the brutal cold. some will work its way in. up to 55 and 60 in the elevations closer to the coast. i draw your attention to this. moisture. way above average for this time of year. but the key is the low level jetstream. that's 5,000 feet with moisture from 5,000 to 10,000 feet, you take that and you rush it up these hills.
and i mean, you're cooling it, condensing it. that can give tremendous amounts of rain. that's what we're dealing with. we're getting a little break unless you're out in the valley. a little bit of rain but not much. this is our break. even towards san jose which is holding on to rain. it has now slid to morgan hill and maybe gilroy. 40s and 50s on the temps. they have come up because of the southeast breeze. there it is, southeast, southeast. the wind advisory starts at 1:00. everybody has a east or southeast breeze. quiet right now to the north. mendocino county and lake county and the burn areas will have to watch out for that. hefty totals coming in. wind and rain in the mix. it's already beginning to enhance right off of the coast. right there. that's really -- that's the focus along with that. so those two coming together. it will give us heavy rain this afternoon. next five days, anywhere from i think some of these you can triple in the russian river, parts of marin county and the
santa cruz mountains. a lot of rain here. then we get a break next week. it looks like a break. 50s on the temps. rain, wind. right now is your break. if you need to do something, get out there. there will be some rain on thursday. the next major system is friday. somewhat of a break on saturday. the strongest system is on sunday. >> sunday. >> and cold air working its way in too. >> all right, steve. >> thank you. >> we will be right back after the break.
>> 7:25. the nfl is denying a report that lady gaga was told not to talk politics at the super bowl halftime show. the rumor started after an entertainment show cited an anonymous source saying that he had been told not to bring up the election or mention president-elect donald trump during her performance. lady gaga was an outspoken supporter of hillary clinton during the presidential race. the nfl called the report, quote, nonsense from people trying to stir up controversy where there is none. watch the super bowl right here on you ktvu fox 2 come february 5th. if you're not into the super bowl, perhaps you're into the puppy bowl. we have a preview of the show that they started taping back in october. this will be the 13th annual puppy bowl. and producers say this year you will see something new. >> we try to think of new things every single year. this year we've got illegal use of the tail which we're
bringing back. and truly offensive pass interference. we're referring to odor. >> another new element, three special needs dogs including two with hearing impairments and one born with three legs. it airs on february 5th over on the animal planet. an investigation is underway in vacaville. what one woman is accused of doing at shoppers at a store and surveillance photos that are hoping will lead to her arrest. the widow of the orlando nightclub shooter accused of helping her husband perpetrate the deadliest shooting in u.s. history. coming up, what her family has to say about her innocence.
♪[music] ♪ welcome back ♪ >> all of that rain barely left. and here we are welcoming it back. but all this rain over the past couple of weeks has been great news for the california drought. much of the bay area is out of that drought. but today we're talking about whether or not you're still saving water. i took the water in the salad spinner and poured it outside on the plants. i said these guys have seen plenty of water but let me do what i can. talking about the rain and the drought and all things news this morning. a busy wednesday, january 18th. i'm gasia mikaelian. >> good morning. i'm dave clark. let's talk about the weather.
i stepped outside. it is not raining outside of the studio but it is cold. >> cold. not as cold as yesterday but still cold out. >> yeah. one note, you guys, even southern california is talking about maybe their best rain since 2010. >> wow. >> great. >> so -- >> wow. >> all the way down to san diego and the desert which is great for them and california. we're going to put a major dent in the central california drought. i can feel it. we're getting a break right now. rain will pick up later. by this afternoon, the evening commute could be tough. get out early. i would. i think there's going to be heavy duty rape coming in later on, ponding on the roadways is possible. we did have a brief initial surge go through. a little rain left towards morgan hill. knocking on the door. there it is knocking on the door. it is on its way back in. winter weather advisory up for the sierra. that starts -- everything starts at noon or 1:00.
tremendous amounts of moisture. this is funneling in and helped along with jetstream support. 40s and 50s. temps have come up from yesterday. there is the southwest breeze. it will only pick up in intensity here. i would expect gusts about 40, 45 by this afternoon as well. rain beginning to move up near mendocino county. that is part of the area of some of the heaviest rain. while we get a break right now, it won't last long. yes, southern california gets a break today. by tomorrow, they will be in it. you can see, look how everything is funnelled at us. can't miss here. 50s on the temps. rain returns. but we are getting a break right now, alex. you will confirm that as well. >> i can look at the traffic maps and i can tell whether the rain is significant at all. and we got that break in the wet weather. and we started to see fewer and fewer crashes. i think overall year fortunate that the rain let up. as you heard steve talk about there, the ride home, give yourself a lot of time.
it could be a long one. an issue on the bay bridge. it will be a significantly slower ride coming into san francisco. westbound on the bay bridge, the chp is showing a crash just east of treasure island. you can see a solid backup there on the eastern span of the bay bridge trying to get into san francisco this morning. again, a crash right near treasure island. keep that in mind. that will co extra minutes. let me show you 880 coming through oakland. you have a cket of slowing northbound 880 coming past the um. but it frees up once you try to make your way up into downtown oakland. that's not too bad of a ride. finally here, we will take you down south and show you the ride across the san mateo bridge. still heavy getting up to the toll plaza. also slow getting across the span. about midway across, though, it should free up over towards the peninsula. at 7:33. i'll send it back over to you,
gasia. >> thank you, alex. antioch police are investigating a deadly shooting that ended with a man crashing his home into a home. this happened near east 13th just after 9:30. police found the man inside of his car with a gunshot wound. he died at the crash scene. he was 27 years old and from martinez. police have yet to tell us his name. no one was inside the home or hurt. if you have any information on what happened, call the antioch police department. the widow of the orlando nightclub gunman will be heading back to court this morning in oakland. prosecutors say noor salman knew much more about the attack than she is letting on. allie rasmus is live outside of the courthouse ahead of today's arraignment. >> reporter: the indictment handed down by a florida grand jury accuses noor salman, 30 years old, of not only knowing of the attack on the nightclub back in june but she helped him perpetrate the attack. salman was in oakland's federal court yesterday morning and was supposed to enter a plea but
the arraignment was postponed until today at 9:30. everyone will be back in court two hours from now. yesterday when she appeared before the judge, she appeared tired and dark circles under her eyes. she is the widow of omar mateen, the man who shot and killed 49 people at the orlando pulse nightclub back in june. the deadliest mass shooting in u.s. history. he pledged allegiance to isis during the attack and later killed by police. after the massacre, the widow moved back to the bay area with their 3-year-old son. that is where early monday morning the fbi arrested salman for obstruction of justice and aiding and abetting a terrorist organization. he reportedly accompanied his husband when he bought the ammunition used in the nightclub shooting but her uncle insisted that she did not know what mateen was planning. >> he is a security guard and he has weapons, this guy.
and he always -- i think he go to range practice or something like that. so she don't think. >> reporter: now, the grand jury indictment against salman doesn't offer much detail on exactly how federal prosecutors believe that salman helped her husband, other than saying she reported resources or material support. federal prosecutors accused her of lying and misleading investigators after the shooting. once the arraignment wraps up, federal prosecutors have requested that she be transferred back to florida for future court proceedings in the case. 9:30 here in oakland is when she is supposed to enter a plea to the criminal charges. ultimately if convicted the charges could land her a life sentence in prison. back to you, gasia and dave. >> thank you, allie. >> the time is 7:36. the university of california president is still in the hospital for treatment of complications from cancer. she was diagnosed with cancer in august. but monday night she was rushed to the hospital after a medical
scare. her office says she is expected to get out of the hospital this week. we don't know what kind of cancer she has. she did have cancer before but it was treated successfully. police in vacaville are searching for a woman accused of groping men and women while shopping at several stores over the weekend. police released surveillance video of the woman as she approached a wal-mart employee. she engaged in conversation and then touched the employee. this happened to another employee at the wal-mart two days later. and then managers at railies reported men and women being targeted at the store. it is rare to have a fee mill suspect in these kinds of cases says police. >> that's sick. i don't condone anything like that at all. >> it is concerning. and i will keep my eye open for her. >> that is an odd case. >> anyone with information is being asked to call vacaville police. last night dozens of people lit candles at berkeley city
hall to remember homeless people who have died on the streets. the candle light vigil comes after a homeless woman was found dead on martin luther king junior way over the weekend. the cause of her death hasn't been released. advocates are asking the city to stop raiding homeless encampments and set up tent cities instead. >> in berkeley it could be done. it's not a permanent solution. this is a temporary solution until container homes or affordable housing is put in. >> the becky city council approved emergency measures. many people prefer living in tents instead of staying in shelters. the time is 7:38. some people living near a church in santa rosa are complaining about a plan to set up a homeless camp on church grounds. >> we are starting it now. >> the neighbors held a meeting last night. they showed their opposition to
the project. first united methodist church which serves food to the needy year round wants to create a transitional community on an empty lot on one of the campuses. organizers say it would start with about ten tents. >> this is the spot that we've got. we have 2,000 unsheltered homeless people according to the latest census in sonoma county. >> does it take one child having an issue. >> neighbors worry that the camp will attract more crime to the area. critics have been told they have been assured that campers will be screened and that the camp will be well supervised. starting next monday, bart will offer guaranteed parking spots to those who carpool to the pleasanton station. it is part of a new partnership between bart and an app called scoop. the app helps to match people up with carpool drivers. people who want to use the service can schedule a ride
through the app. bart says there are plans to expand the program to other stations in the future. a news conference is set for this morning for the launch of a bike share program in san francisco. it is a company that operates in china. but according to the examiner, it may be planning to expand in san francisco. the city leaders along with the bicycle coalition are concerned because ue go go doesn't operate out of kiosks. it puts thousands of bikes at various locations. then users can use an app to find the bikes and unlock them and leave them anywhere for the next user. this could obstruct sidewalks and pose a safety hazard. they sent a letter to the company saying they must get the proper permits and has to comply with city laws if it wants to operate in the city. your time now is 7:40. protect being the rights of the lgbt community in san francisco. coming up at 8:00, the new program launched by mayor ed lee this morning. also a new home for the golden state warriors.
why the team says this new arena will be about more than just basketball. plus, keeping an eye on the roadways this morning. and unfortunately we have a major issue. if you were trying to get from the east bay into san francisco, we will tell you about this crash on the bay bridge coming up. well, we're in between surges of rain. we had an initial surge. that has moved of quiet right now. rain off shore and on its way in for later this morning and especially this evening.
game. ex teammates such as westbrook have never forgiven him for signing with the warriors. they were close friends before but haven't talked since we're told. tipoff is at 7:30 at oracle. ♪[music] >> after the performance, kevin durant went to work digging shovels full of dirt of what will become the chase center in san francisco. it means more than just basketball. >> 200 feet behind me is center court. closer than that is where beyonce will take stage. a future president of the united states is going to get nominated right here. family shows, conventions, graduations will take place here creating memory that's will last a lifetime. >> the arena site encompassing 11 acres near ucsf. the goal is to have it ready
for the 2019 nba season. it looks like falcons coordinator shanahan will be the new head coach of the 49ers. several reports say they will offer the job to shanahan and have scheduled a second interview with him for next week. they can't officially hire him until after the falcons' season is over. on sunday the falcons post the packers in the nfc championship. shanahan is the architect of the top scoring offense and the son of mike shanahan who back in 1995 was the 49ers offensive coordinator the last time that the 49ers won the super bowl. while the news of shanahan was coming out, the only other known remaining coaching candidate withdrew his name. talking about tom cable. his agent tweeted that cable, who is the seahawks offensive line coach, is committed to seattle but he want today thank -- wanted to thank the 49ers
for their -- the consideration. we will learn who is in and out of the hall of fame. they have former giant barry bonds missing the cut. for the fifth year in a row. right now barry bonds has about 63% of the votes. players need 75% to be inducted into the hall. barry bonds needs to get the votes from 90% of the remaining ballots to be included in the 2017 class. if the current trend holds, former oakland a's tim rains and bagwell as well as rodriguez will get into coopers town. we're keeping an eye on traffic. sal castaneda has the morning off. alex is in. you're keeping track of rain. the rain we saw early on in the commute has withered away. >> thank goodness it did. before we talk about the roadways, i want to let you know about the -- about the air travel situation coming into sfo. we got an alert just a short
time ago that there are actually about two-hour delays on flighting arriving at sfo this morning. obviously because of the storms moving through our area. so if you are expecting someone flying into sfo this morning, well, they may be running a little bit behind schedule. two-hour delays being reported on arriving flights at sfo this morning. now we go to the roads. there is a big problem on the bay bridge. here you see it on your maps. it is a crash westbound on the bay bridge right at the treasure island tunnel. inside of the tunnel, as a matter of fact. and it's an accident that is blocking the number 1 lane. a sig alert has been issued. that means that the chp is going to shut down that lane. and they aren't sure how long it will be closed for. they try to clear this crash out of the way. in the meantime we will show you what the backup looks like at the toll plaza. stacked up pretty good all the way back and through the maze. and then of course once you get past the toll plaza, it will be slow on the eastern span of the bridge getting into san francisco.
in the south bay, better story here on highway 101. things moving along quite nicely. a few pockets of slowing coming up into downtown san jose. 7:48 is the time. steve. two-hour delays on those flights into sfo. >> i believe that. >> not surprised about i that i'm sure. >> after that initial surge, 5:30, 6:00, the rest of the morning commute has been okay weather-wise. >> yeah. weather-wise and traffic-wise but this issue on the bridge still. >> thank you, sir. >> yep. >> rain is taking a little break. we had the warm sector come in first. now the rest of this is getting closer and closer. it will start to pick up. it being the rain here. i think the heaviest rain between 4:00 and 10:00. could be really heavy rape around 6:00 to 8:00. as this system begins to work its way in. the first of three systems on its way. a little bit of rain down from san jose, los gatos. that has since pushed off. and we are in between. boy, not much of a break here
left. rain is already beginning to move back in rapidly. that's going to only enhance over the next couple of hours here. up in the sierra, kind of a combination of a rain and snow mix. it looks like things have calmed down at least for right now. the snow level is going up above lake level. then it will come way down late tonight and tomorrow. also on the weekend. isolated amounts of four to six inches would not surprise me. especially north of santa rosa here. i think mendocino county north is in line for the heaviest rain. two to four for the russian river, marin county and the santa cruz mountains on the first system. winter storm warning starts at noon today. goes through thursday at noon. it will probably come down. then friday they will hoist another one for the winter storm warning. maybe even a blizzard for sunday. it would not surprise me. high on the snow level but expected to come way down. we have the wind advisory starting at 1:00 and goes until
1:00. some of the hills could get gusts 55 to 60. winter weather advisories, suzanneville, winter storm warning up to shasta and tahoe and truckee, southern sierra and central sierra. wind advisory for us. plenty going up. there will be updates on that rapidly. this is the core of the system enhancing rapidly behind it. a bit of a break but rain is getting its act together marin county and over san francisco as well. the heavy deep moisture has a ways to go. that will be late morning, early afternoon. 50s on the temps. warmer because of the southeast breeze that is cranking up here. i expect that to be a factor later this afternoons the front gets closer. 36 in truckee. a lot of 30s now. that snow level has gone up. you can even see 31 in reno. state line at 36 degrees. so, again, snow level about lake level. then it will come down tonight. things are quieting down right now. but a little bit of mix of rain and snow. southern california is okay now
but are anticipating heavy rain over the next five days as well. maybe the most they have seen since 2010, which is g they need the rain. but anything down there enhancing that much could give them flood issues. our system will give us plenty of rain here. santa rosa, san francisco to san jose looking at three to four, maybe even five-inch amounts. up to ukiah. you know what that means, with the saturated soils, the creeks and rivers need to keep a close eye monitor here because things could rise rapidly. the ground table kind of keep enhancing with that water. i think it will get a good boost over the next couple of i see days. wednesday, friday and sunday are the main days. the cold air arrives on sunday. brutally cold up in alaska. minus 47 in fairbanks. we are getting some of that coming down a little bit. >> thanks, steve. >> you're welcome. former president george h.w. bush rushed to the hospital. in 20 minutes, an update on his condition this morning. also major flooding in
download the xfinity tv app today. >> the time is 7:54. flooding is causing major problems in texas this morning. about one inch of rain has fallen an hour in parts of texas. flooding roadways, leaving many drtrapped. more rain expected to fall today and tomorrow as well. tensions have lifted in the city of orlando, florida after the arrest of a man wanted for
killing a police officer and a pregnant woman. police spotted lloyd at an abandoned home last night. a brief struggle. officers eventually arrested him. they say he was wearing body armor and carrying two handguns. one of which had an ammunition clip with the capacity for 100 bullets. he is accused of killing his ex- girlfriend and gunning down a police officer earlier this month. ♪[music] >> drummer and the basist were hit by a train last thursday night on their way to perform at oshi's in jack london square. he is from pleasanton, one of the original members of tower of power. according to the publicist, he is in fair condition but will remain in the hospital for the next few days. the basist is said to be
responsive but in critical condition. the battle over lefty's is headed to court. the owner has filed a lawsuit against the family who manages the business. they have run the business since the late '90s. they claim they own all of the memorabilia on the wall and want to take it and reopen the restaurant at a new location. the building owner says he opens the rights to lefty's and all of its contents. he wants to renovate and reopen at the current site. jerry brown visited the bay area to speak to a group of chinese and chinese american dig that dign ataries last night. he wished everyone a happy and prosperous new year. san francisco's chinese new year's parade is set for saturday at 11:00 this year. we have you covered.
ktvu will bring you the parade live as it happens right here on ktvu fox 2. our parade coverage starts at 6:00. more rain across the bay area. how people are preparing for even more rain on the way. and the problems they're still dealing with from last week's storm. plus we're following the latest developments on a string of earthquakes in hitly. the precautions being taken following a deadly earthquake in that same area last year. and the rain let up for much of the ing's commute. still seeing some issues around the bay area. we will tell you about the commute here in oakand also tell you about a crash we're still rking on on the bay bridge. it will slow you down going into the city. well, a little lull in the rain here. but it's not far away. it's almost starting to move back in. and i would expect some moderate to heavy rain later this afternoon. first of three systems today.
>> more bad news for people live in this orinda neighborhood. the sink hole has gotten bigger and the fix is much more involved. that's only if the rain doesn't create more problems. plus, more boycott as preparations continue for friday's inauguration of donald trump. why the secretary of state john kerry says he won't be attending. mornings on 2 continues. this is ktvu mornings on 2. >> well, good morning. welcome back to mornings on 2. live pictures looking around the oakland he is to youary on a cloudy, stormy wednesday morning. the real storm, gasia doesn't come until later today. >> right. >> we're just getting a taste
of it. it is january 18th. i'm dave clark. >> i'm gasia mikaelian. mike mibach has the morning off. >> uh-huh. >> let's get you started with your traffic and weather. steve, when i woke up, it was pouring. by the time i hit the door, it was barely sprinkling. >> we had one band go through. that has pushed off. the next one is very close, guys. it won't take long. we are getting a little break right now as alex savidge will tell you, things helped out there for a while. it was looking dicey. the sky over the clayton border. we're about a tenth of an inch to .12 fallen this morning. yes. we are getting a few breaks in. there not a lot. rape is on the way. not a big surge but it will pick up over the next couple of hours. and the afternoon and evening looks to be moderate and heavy. it will go from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. rain near morgan hill and gilroy and san jose. that has since moved off.
not far away, just to the west, bands already enhancing and getting very close. two to four inches of rain for the russian river, marin county and santa cruz mountains eventually. there could be isolated heavier amounts especially north of santa rosa later today. impressive system. up to mendocino county. there could be really heavy rain. snow will start around 6,000 or lake level. and then come down. winter storm warning starts at noon for them. we have a wind advisory for us starting at 1:00. you can see enhancing in fort bragg right now. things are picking up. so is the southeast breeze. it will really crank up. not far away, not far away, just off shore, here comes the next round of rain. this is the first of three systems and it is tapping into extensive moisture that will give us decent to moderate to heavy rain later today. 50s on the temps. all right, alex. would you concur? it looked like it was shaky but now things calmed down once the rain stopped. >> we got lucky that the rain
let up when it did. this commute could have been a lot worse. as it stands right now, steve, the biggest issue that we have -- it's a big one -- is on the bay bridge. for anybody trying to get into san francisco from the east bay this morning. we still have this crash. it is a two-car accident. westbound on the bay bridge. right inside the treasure island tunnel. and it is still blocking the number 1 lane. the chp has issued a sig alert. that is not a good thing. that means it will be shut down. the lane will be shut down for some time to deal with this crash. you may be able to see from the maps that the traffic effect, you're starting to see that ripple effect. traffic westbound on interstate 80 backed up into richmond. let's go down south a bit and show you what the drive looks on interstate 880. coming up past the coliseum. northbou880, you will experience sowing there. all the way up into downtown oakland before it finally frees
up. finally here, we show you a live look at the san mateo bridge. heavy slowing westbound on 92 as you transition from 880 heading toward the san mateo bridge toll plaza. past the toll plaza, there is slowing but it frees up about halfway across the span. 8:04 is the time. gasia, over to you. >> thank you, alex. parts of the bay area already saw rain this morning. preparing to deal with much more of it. storm damage from last week's storm is still not repaired. leigh martinez is in orinda where the giant sink hole we have been reporting on has grown. >> reporter: that's right. i don't have good news for the homeowners out here. public works gave us a tour of the sink hole. they showed us that it is much bigger and unfortunately it will take a month they say to fix this. it is unfortunate because the homeowners have been so good to them and gracious for the road closure. unfortunately it's going to take a lot longer to fix. we will show you video that we took in the last hour when we
got a tour out there. this is what public works has shown us. they are saying that they will be installing pumps to divert the creek water away from the road. if more rain today raises the water level. this is not going to be an easy fix. as you can see, it is a much bigger hole. a sewer line will need to be replaced. the new pipe has to be bigger and custom built. >> luckily we found a local vendor that can fabricate the pipe and is going to make it as soon as we give them the green light to take care of this asap. >> reporter: and the head walls on the side of that were also built in 1929. they may also need to be replaced. so this is going to be a much longer fix. now we want to show you this video from another weather- related disaster with a temporary fix. i believe this is actually live pictures we're looking at. this is down south. a large fence is being installed along highway 17.
after a rock slide last week. so it is more rain coming through. several different parts of the bay area are kind of bracing for what more wet weather could potentially mean. back out here live, we have public works crews out here now. they say it will be expensive, more than one million dollars to fix all of this. on top of that, like i said, it will be much longer. they need to get the custom pipe put in. the hole is bigger. they are looking at potentially a month long out before this can be fixed. >> okay. a long wet month. thank you, leigh. there will be a meeting about keeping water conservation regulations in place. despite the rain we have had recently, parts of state are still feeling the effects of the brought. in 2015 there was a statewide cut back in water usage. most cities reached or passed that mark. the mercury news reports that several south bay water
districts are still calling for their customers to reduce their water use by 2 to 5%. the board wants the water savings to continue for three more months. a final decision is expected next month. this morning our question has been, did you change your water habits as a result of the drought restrictions? are you going back to your old ways now that we're easing out of the drought? tweet us or post a comment on facebook. the time is now 8:07. president-elect donald trump meets today with new york governor andrew cuomo. the meeting will be at the trump tower in new york. it is expected to focus on governor cuomo's plans to upgrade the bridges of new york, train stations and airports. the president-elect has said he wants to invest in improving infrastructure around the country. andrew cuomo by the way is a democrat and has been mentioned as a possible presidential candidate in 2020. president-elect trump spoke last night at the chairman's global dinner in washington. about 500 people were there at
that invitation only event, including international diplomats and major business leaders. trump praised vice president- elect mike pence. >> so much better when i picked him. i had a couple of beauties i could have picked. they were good too. but maybe it wouldn't have worked out. i want to thank mike and karen and thank all of the people in the room. >> the president-elect also predicted the turnout for his inauguration on friday will set a record. secretary of state john kerry will not be going to the inauguration on friday. the state department confirmed that secretary kerry will not be going but did not give a reason. he has been attending the economic forum in switzerland. switzerland. president-elect donald trump is speaking out against democrats boycotting the inauguration. this comes as a number of congressional democrats won't be on capitol hill when donald trump takes the oath of office. that number has now grown to more than 50.
jackie ibanez has the details. >> this is the peaceful transfer of power. it is not a questions. you show up and go and pay your respects. >> reporter: in a new interview with fonews, president-elect donald trump is slamming civil rights icon georgia representative john lewis for saying he has never missed a presidential inauguration after skipping out on george bush's inauguration back in 2001. >> i think for him to have grand standed because i think he just grand standed john lewis. and then he got caught in a bad lie. let's see what happens. >> more than 50 other democrats are following lewis' lead and boycotting mr. trump's inauguration. >> it was wrong to say he was talk, talk, talk no action. john lewis put his life on the line. >> some republicans say the boycott does nothing to help the people in the district. >> does that employ a single african-american, stop a drug connection from being made on the street, stop a single gang member, help a single mother? it doesn't do any of that. >> but african-americans have a
reason to be upset with the president-elect. >> he attempted with great success at one point to de the president. >> he is defending rex tillerson in the meantime. >> i think it is tougher than he thought. he goes into a country and takes the oil, goes into another country. it's tough dealing with these politicians. right. he's going to be so incredible. >> president-elect trump will be sworn in as the 45th president this friday. in new york, jackie ibanez, fox news. calls for protest on inauguration day are growing in the bay area. a group of teachers and students from oakland and berkeley is asking for a shutdown of schools on friday. >> trump was not elected by the majority of the people. and he doesn't represent california or this nation with his antiimmigrant attacks. >> the group by any means necessary was at the oakland
city council meeting making the case for canceling class on friday so teachers and students could take part in protests. a spokesman for the oakland school district says there are no plans to cancel classes on friday. president obama will hold his last news conference today. the president surprised the press secretary josh earnest during the finally press briefing. president obama is set to address white house reporters at 11:15 this morning. watch the president's final news conference live on ktvu. one thing that reporters will surely ask about is why he decided to commute the prison sentence of chelsea manning. the army intelligence analyst convicted of revealing military activities across the world to wikileaks. manning has been jailed for 7 years now. her 35-year sentence was the longest punishmer imposed in the esfor a similar conviction. the president's decision could have an impact on another
highly publicized case. the wikileaks owner said he would agree to a u.s. extradition request if president obama granted clemency to manning. it is not clear if he will make good on the promise. he has been in london since 2012 to avoid extradition to sweden on sexual assault allegations. new this morning, san francisco mayor ed lee is joining 174 other mayors from around the country to launch a campaign against discrimination. it is called mayors agailgbt di mayor lee is one of the four cochairs of the organization along with the mayors of washington, d.c., philadelphia and seattle. the group says it is dedicated to nondiscrimination protection for lesbians, gays, bisexual and transgender individuals at all levels of government. many bay area mayors are also members of this coalition. a car crashes into a home
in antioch overnight. the gruesome discovery at the scene. george h.w. bush in the hospital. the health scare that sent him there and how he is doing this morning. g. and we're keeping an eye on the roadways this morning. and we are still tracking the major problem on the bay bridge. it will impact your commute if you're coming from the east bay, trying to get into san francisco. we will tell you about the slowdown coming up. we had a break from the rain. we needed it. about seven days of a break. now five days of rain is on the way. the first system is approaching right now.
>> the time. is 8:16. new this morning, italy's prime minister says it appears that nonacid died from the earthquakes in italy today. schools were closed immediately. 5.3, 5.7 and then another 5.3 hit. the subway system was shut down as a precaution. the same area that was hit by a large earthquake last october and august. those earthquakes killed 300 people. the earthquakes were felt as far away as rome. george h.w. bush is in the hospital in houston after complaining of shortness of breath. he was taken to the hospital on saturday. the spokesman says he has responded well to treatment and
expected to go home soon. george h.w. bush is the oldest living former u.s. president. a new report says if republicans repeal the affordable care act without having a replacement plan in place, 18 million people would lose their health insurance. this is according to an analysis by the nonpartisan congressional budget office. the cbo says insurance premiums could jump 20 to at that percent. the report analyzed the health care bill written by republicans vetoed by president obama. republicans say the replacement plans they're working on are much different than the bill introduced last year. all right. it is 8:17. time to check the commute again. sal is off. we have alex right over there. how is it doing? >> well, still a big problem on the bay bridge to tell you about this morning. unfortunately. getting into san francisco from the east bay, it is slow going. and it is because of an earlier crash or a crash they're still dealing with, i should say. westbound right at treasure island. it is still there. two car crash. and they issued a sig alert a
short time ago. meaning they are not sure exactly when they will reopen the lanes. you can see heavy traffic westbound on interstate 80 from about richmond all the way to the toll plaza and beyond because of this accident. now, let me show you a live picture of the slowdown we're talking about. it is significant. if you are coming here through al bany and berkeley this morning, a major slowdown because of the crash on the bay bridge. finally a live look at the south bay. you see heavy traffic on 280 near the 880 interchange. the good news is we're not showing any major crashes in the south bay at this time. that's just slow traffic because we are right now in the heart of the 8:00 a.m. hour. 8:18 is the time. steve, we were talking about it. we dodged the bullet with the heavy rain during the morning commute. we didn't get much of it.
>> 5:00, 6:00, then it calmed down. the evening commute will not be the same. moderate to heavy rain there. i think if you can, i would try to get home early if you can -- certainly try to do that. a break also in some of the airports. but the wind is picking up out of the southeast. so some of the flights -- flight arrivals and takeoffs might be different as the southeast wind kicks in. also see rainfall adding up. .13 not much but a little bit. 5:00 to 6:00 is when the initial surge came in. things will pick up after the noon hour. they will crank up by this evening. could be some moderate to heavy rain. sure looks to be in the mix by the evening commute. tailing off by 10:00. san jose, that is on the back side now. they're all done. rain is moving in rapidly here. the heaviest rain is just off shore. but it's going to start working its way in. this will be a decent system. first of three.
could be four inch amounts north of the golden gate bridge and maybe the santa cruz mountains. wind advisory starts at 1:00. winter storm warning starts at noon. now, the higher peaks will get the bulk of this today because the snow level, temps have gone way up. by tonight and tomorrow, that comes way down. wind advisories or winter weather advisories for the mountains. a lot of moisture is taking aim here. you can see things on the mendocino coast beginning to pick up just off of the sonoma coast. mendocino county and lake county in the mix for the heaviest rain on the first system. 40s and 50s on the temps. there is the southeast breeze showing itself. 23 mountain view. i'm sure sfo will be in the mix for 35 to 40 this afternoon. plenty of rain on the way. all being funnelled in by a vigorous jetstream and deep moisture is what we're looking at here. that will only enhance over the
next few days. three systems, wednesday, friday and sunday. if apartment rosa can pick up four inches of rain, the russian river will get eight. saturated soils all of this needs to be monitored closely over the next few days as we see temperatures stay in the 50s. colder air on the way. it will start to arrive thursday. another system friday. then much colder air arrives on the weekend. the strongest system looks to be on sunday, dave. >> thank you, steve. the time is 8:21. do you want politics with your super bowl halftime show? we will tell you what the nfl says about reports that lady gaga was told don't talk politics during her performance.
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information is a retweet by your local nfl quarterback. the nfl is denying a report that lady gaga was told not to talk politics at the super bowl halftime show. that rumor started after a show cited an anonymous source saying that she had been told not to bring up the election or mention president-elect donald trump during her performance. she was an outspoken supporter of hillary clinton during the presidential campaign. the nfl called the report nonsense and people trying to stir up controversy where there is not. if you're not into the super bowl, try the puppy bowl. producers say they started taping back in october. puppies from shelters and rescue groups were brought to new york for the show. it is the 13th annual puppy bowl organized to raise awareness about pet adoptions. it airs february 5th on the animal planet. you can watch the super bowl right here on ktvu fox 2 on february 5th starting at 3:30. >> the time is 8:25. president obama has pardoned
willie mccovye. was convicted of tax evasion back in the 1980s. he thanked president obama, quote, not only for this kind gesture, but also for thinks tireless service to all americans. thousands of bikes dumped on the street. the bike sharing program rumored to come to san francisco which has city officials saying not so fast. >> reporter: she is accused of helping her husband execute the deadliest mass shooting in u.s. history. the charges that could get her a life sentence. the family is speaking out for her. more on the commute into san francisco this morning. an earlier crash on the bay bridge has been cleared out of the way. still pretty significant backup remains. we will tell you about it coming up. well, had an initial surge of rain and now a break. but rain is very close.
>> take a look at your screen. this is the story of the day. rain on storm tracker 2 was here early in the commute. you may be seeing a brief break but much more rain in store. starting well before your afternoon commute. then that smaller picture, that is work happening right now on highway 17. crews working to restore a bit of a wall there between mother nature and the drivers there making their way on that windy, windy highway. so work continues on 17. a lot of us cleaning up from the storms last week. it is a busy wednesday to say the least. welcome back. we're glad you're with us this
wednesday, january 18th. i'm gasia mikaelian. >> and i'm dave clark. steve paulson is all over this. how is it looking. >> dave, sal and mike are sick and you're a rock. >> thank goodness. >> i'm glad to be with you. >> i don't know how you do it, but you need to write a book. it is starting to pick up again. the heaviest rain. an initial band went through. no big deal. that has let up. minutes away from the rain picking up again. it will start to pick up again by i think even 10:00, into noon and then could get heavy later this afternoon and into the afternoon commute. be advised. there is your little break right there. break. break. yeah. it won't last long. already starting to enhance up on the mendocino coast. there's a lot of moisture out here. it has a lot of support. low level jet. plenty to work with here. and it will only enhance. you see up to cloverdale and up into ukiah fort bragg, heavier rain starting to thicken up.
even up towards hillsberg. very close now over the city as well as south san francisco. so it's only minutes away for some. 40s and 50s. yes, we have warmed up compared to the last couple of days. we're getting a fresh southwest breeze. there will be be wind and rain in the mix here. this is the first of three systems. it is being funnelled right at us. there will be hefty totals here. 50s on the temps. rain returns. rain wednesday and friday and sunday. alex, i think we made it for the most part. the next half hour, things will get ugly again. >> yeah. potentially. i have better news for our friends making the commute from the east bay into san francisco. that earlier crash that was right there on the bay bridge, blocking one of the westbound lanes at treasure island has now thankfully been cleared out of the way. so chp has cleared that crash. you can see still a resid you'll backup. and it extends westbound on 80, backed up all the way into
richmond still from the earlier crash. so a big issue there. let me show you now another crash that we are just seeing pop up on the maps a short time ago. it is impacting this drive. westbound on highway 24 coming out of lafayette. there is a crash in orinda attica minute owe pablo that is blocking the westbound lanes. and we will show you right here on the maps you can see it in the middle of your screen. you can see there is an extensive backup all the way into downtown walnut creek. now we will take you to the south bay. we will show you the drive here on -- excuse me, on highway 101. in san jose. and we don't have any crashes we're showing in this area. but traffic is very heavy from about 880 north all the way up to the interchange with 237. the time is now 8:32. gasia, over to you. >> thank you, alex. news from overnight. antioch police are investigating a deadly shooting that ended with a man crashing his home into a home. this happened at east 13th and
simmons street after 9:30. the man was found inside the car with a gunshot wound and he died at the scene. the man is 27 years old from martinez but they have yet to give us his name. no one inside the home was hurt. if you have information on what happened, call the antioch police department. in the next hour, the widow of the orlando nightclub shooter is due in an oakland federal courtroom for the second straight day. prosecutors say that noor salman knew about her husband's plans to kill dozens of people at the pulse nightclub in orlando. ktvu's allie rasmus is in oakland now to tell us what to expect at this morning's court hearings. allie. >> reporter: well, she is expected to enter a plea to the charges against her. she faces two criminal counts handed down by a florida grand jury. they include obstruction of justice and aiding and abetting a touristor organization. the latter count could ear her a life sentence in prison. she is originally from the bay area. this is where she was arrested
earlier this week. the 30-year-old mother appeared tired with her head down in front of the judge yesterday in oakland. she will be back here at 9:30. federal prosecutors say that salman knew that her husband, omar mateen, planned to attack the pulse nightclub and not only did nothing about it but helped perpetrate the attacks. omar mateen killed 49 people and injured dozens of others and pledged allegiance to isis during the attack and later killed by police. it wasn't until 7 months after the massacre that salman was arrested at her family's home in rodeo early monday morning. she is originally from the bay area. she moved back to the family home from florida with her 3- year-old son after the shooting. her uncle spoke to the media outside of the courthouse yesterday and says the night of the massacre, her niece was clueless about what was going on. >> i feel sorry for all of these 50 people. the right person who did this crime, he needs to pay for it.
but don't take it out on an innocent person. she had no idea. i raised her. i know. i know she is innocent. >> reporter: now, the grand jury indictment against salman doesn't offer much detail on how prosecutors believe that salman helped her husband other than saying she provided material support or resources. salman lied to and misled investigators after the shooting in order to prevent local police from contacting and working with the fbi. once the arraignment wraps up shortly after 9:30 this morning, federal prosecutors are requested that salman be transferred back to florida for the remaining court proceedings in this case. and at 9:30 today is when all sides will be in court for the hearing. she is expected to enter a plea this morning. we will be inside and bring you an update later in the day. back to you guys. >> thank you, allie. the time is now 8:35. a man handed over to immigration agents after saying his car was stolen in san
francisco is now suing the city, the police department, and the sheriff's department for allegedly violating the sanctuary city policy. pedro who is from el salvador reported his car stolen in november of 2015 but he says when he went to get the police report to get his car back, he was taken away in handcuffs and sent to a detention facility in martinez for two months. authorities say they found out he had an outstanding warrant for his deportation for more than ten years ago. a spokesperson for the city says the city is fully committed to the sanctuary policy and will review the lawsuit. the university of california president is in the hospital this morning getting treatment for complications from cancer. she was diagnosed with cancer in august. on monday night she was rushed to the hospital from her home after a medical scare. her office says she has performed her duties at full capacity since being diagnosed and expected to be discharged this week. we don't know yet what kind of
cancer she has. you may remember she previously had cancer and it was successfully treated. police in vacaville are searching for a woman accused of groping both men and women while shopping over the weekend. police released this surveillance image of the woman as she approached a wal-mart employee. she engaged in conversation and then touched the employee. this happened to another worker at the wal-mart two days later. managers reported men and women being targeted at the store. police say it is rare to have a female suspect in these kinds of cases. >> that is sick. i don't -- i don't condone anything like that at all. >> it is concerning. and i will keep my eye open for her. >> that is an odd case. >> anyone with information is being asked to call vacaville police. our time is now 8:37. last night dozens of people in berkeley lit candles at berkeley city hall to remember the homeless people who died on the streets. it comes after a homeless woman was found dead over the weekend on martin luther king junior way right across from berkeley high school.
the cause of death has not been released. homeless advocates want the cities to stop raiding homeless camps and set up tent cities instead. >> we could successfully how's the homeless. in berkeley it could be done. continues a permanent solution. this is a temporary solution until container homes or affordable housing are put in. >> last month the city council approved emergency measures to help the homeless by expanding shelter. advocates say many people prefer to live in tents instead of staying in a shelter. starting next monday, bart will offer guaranteed parking spots to those who carpool to the dublin pleasanton station. it is part of a partnership between bart and scoop. the app helps to match people up with carpool drivers. people who want to use the service can schedule a ride through the app. bart says there are plans to expand the program to other stations in the future. a news conference is set for this morning over the
rumored launch of a controversial bike share program in san francisco. blue go go is a company that operates in china. according to the examiner, it may be planning to expand in san francisco. city leaders along with members of the bicycle coalition are concerned because blue go go does not operate out of kiosks. instead it puts thousands of bikes at various locations. users then use an app to find the bikes and unlock them and leave the bikes anywhere for the next user. city leaders say this could obstruct sidewalks and pose a safety hazard as well. they sent a letter to the company saying they must get the proper permit and it has to comply with city laws if it wants to operate in the city. all right. there is more talk about the new home that is planned for the golden state warriors. why the team says the new arena will not be just about basketball. plus the morning commute slowly making some improvements after an earlier problem on the bay bridge. we will tell you how that commute is recovering. plus, we will tell you about the ride in the south bay as well. well, we have a break here.
the warriors new arena in san francisco after the ground breaking ceremony yesterday. kevin durant went to work digging shovels full of dirt that will become the chase center in san francisco. the warriors management says the arena is more than just basketball. >> 200 feet behind me is center court. closer than that is where beyonce will take stage. a future president of the united states will get nominated right here. graduations, conventions will take place here creating memory that's will last a lifetime. >> the arena site encompasses 11 acres in mission bay. the goal is to be ready for the 2019 nba season. today is round two of durant against his former team. he says facing his former team will never be a regular game. russell westbrook have never forgiven him for leaving and signing with the warriors.
they were close friends before but haven't talked since. tipoff is set for 7:30 at oracle. it is looking like atlanta falcons offensive coordinator kyle shanahan will be the next head coach of the 49ers. several reports say the 49ers will offer the job to shanahan and they have schedule the a second interview with him for next week. they can't officially hire him until after atlanta's season is over. on sunday, the falcons will post the packers in the nfc championship. he built the top scoring offense and also the son of mike shanahan, who was the 49ers offensive tor the last time that they won the super bowl in 1995. in the meantime tom cable, the only other known candidate withdrew his name. cable who is the seahawks offensive line coach is committed to seattle but he thanks the 49ers for the consideration. happening today, we're going to find out who is in and who is out in this year's
baseball hall of fame class. over half the ballots are puck lib right now. they have barry bonds not making the cut for the fifth year in a row. he has 63% of the vote. players need 75% to be inducted. he needs votes from 90% of the remaining ballots to be included in the 2017 class. if the current trend holds, rains along with jeff bagwell and rodriguez will be inducted into the hall of fame. the time is 8:45. for those who leave later in the morning for school or work, that turns out to be a good thing weather-wise. >> yeah it tapered off for the heart of the morning commute. that is good news. we have had a couple of issues. now closer to 9:00 we are recovering here. especially on that commute from the east bay into san francisco. here is a live look at the
backup at the bay bridge toll plaza. there was an earlier two-car crash on the bay bridge in the westbound direction at treasure island that has now been cleared out of the way. but the residual backup still exists. thankfully that crash has been cleared. now let me show you the drive westbound on highway 24. it is very slow. coming out of walnut creek and through lafayette. that is in part because of an earlier crash in orinda that was westbound attica minute owe pablo. that accident also has been dealt with and cleared out of the way. now, on the maps i'll show you the commute in the south bay. you can see no major crashes we are showing here. but still very heavy traffic northbound to 17 from about 280 up to 101. and 101 northbound still quite slow from 880, up to the interchange with highway 237. 8:46 is the time. and we almost made it through the morning commute here. folks have to worry about the afternoon commute.
>> it is starting to pick up now, alex, for some. the afternoon commute, widespread issues here. hit and miss this. month. now the bands are picking up. certainly very heavy up near ukiah and cloverdale, hillsberg, heading over to lake county as well. not only heavy rain but wind also. that will be the focus of the heavy rain. it started at the russian river and just off shore. things are starting to light up here. it's just a matter of time. very deep moisture. strong, strong dynamics will help enhance a lot of this as we head into not only this afternoon but also this evening. just a lot of moisture here that has to get helped along by a strong jetstream. and that along with this moisture is off the chart for this time of years. 40s and 50s. it has warmed up. i know it feels cold for some but we are warmer than yesterday by 10 degrees. wind advisory starts at 1:00. already mountain view and san
jose showing gusts 20, 25. sfo will get in the mix here quick. pretty good line up north. especially from ukiah back to parts of sonoma county. heavy rain at times. steady heavy rain. you see how this low is funneling everything. look how it is enhancing things in the last few frames. right there. it is developing on us. surface development. that will equal a lot of rain and very windy conditions here. we have one system wednesday. it will still be rain thursday but a little bit of a break. another system friday. that looks heavier than this one. the final one on sunday will be the strongest in the series. cold air moving in as well. if you're heading to the sierra, good luck. today is probably your best bet. >> wow. >> steve, before you go, how cold is it in alaska? >> fairbanks, minus 47. >> minus 47. >> minus 50. i think i saw 56. minus 56 for some. we're not getting that thankfully. >> no. >> we're getting some of the cold air working its way in
over the weekend. plus, southern california is in line for heavy rain too. maybe the heaviest they have seen in six, seven years. >> thank you, steve. the time is now 8:49. taking emojis to a whole new level. how they're being used in restaurants in seattle. ♪ life... is unpredictable. life is deaths. and births. sickness and health. love and heartbreak. and covered california is there for it all. not just to help keep you well. but to make sure the cost of being unwell doesn't ruin this whole life thing. because it's more than just health care.
creamy, crunchy, chocolatey, hershey's. packed with cookies or almond pieces. hershey's has the taste you love in every bite. >> welcome back to mornings on 2. there's a lot of talk about how corporate america is going to be affected by donald trump's presidency. >> also corporate earnings reports are coming in. some of them very good. pam cook joins us with this morning's money business. >> we have good corporate earnings coming in. goldman sachs was one of them in this morning. good earning. also job cuts to talk about. right at the sound of the opening bell this morning, lowe's said 2400 full-time workers, mostly at the store level, will be cut. a little bit of bad news coming in there. checking in on the broader
markets also affecting things. president-elect donald trump called the dollar too strong. that sent stocks down, particularly the banking sector. right now you can see a live look at the dow jones off 23 and a half points. 19,803. the nasdaq and s&p 500 are posting gains right now. not a big move. .09% for the nasdaq right now. good news for netflix. earnings tonight will be reported tonight as it plans to double its hours of original programming to 1,000 this year. that is up from 600 last year. netflix earnings are expected to go 30% from this time last year. revenues expected to hit 2.47 billion by is an increase of 35%. well, the ceo of boeing met with president-elect donald trump yesterday in trump tower to talk planes and jobs. the two have been working to agree on a cost for the next fleet of presidential planes air force one.
trump has said $4 billion is too much. he has asked boeing to look into costy fishent fighting jets. after the meeting the ceo says that he thinks the incoming president is doing a great job of engaging business. they're still working on the numbers. silicon valley launched a masters program help students compete in the digital world. they are offering a masters in internet business in just nine months. silicon valley executives will be there teaching and machine toring and students will be able to connect with high tech companies for projects and work experience. >> being so close to so many amazing organizations is going to allow us to be able to have our students work closely in solving some of the challenges and problems in the many organizations. >> now they said you need to have a bachelor's degree and work experience to enter the program. the university is not accredited with the state of california yet but it has submitted an accreditation plan to the state and plans to
formally apply after the first graduating class. using emojis to rate food safety at restaurants. it will be posted in king county and seattle washington. it will show if a restaurant is considered excellent, good, okay or needs improvement. the rating is based on the restaurant's four most recent inspections. >> created a system that can be universally understood. >> this is a need for transparency so consumers can make informed decisions in the marketplace. >> the restaurants will be graded on a curve based on their zip code. so only the top 50% of the restaurants in one area can learn that excellent rating. it is nice to just have that quick glance. >> yeah. just a quick and you will know a smile or a frown. >> instead of having to read through to find out. >> hopefully no one will bet the popeye emoji. >> or the grimacing teeth. >> thank you, pam. the time is 8:54. major flooding to report for
>> flooding is causing major problems in texas this morning. about one to two inches of rain have fallen per hour in texas. flooded roadways leaving many drivers trapped. more rain will fall today and tomorrow. tensions have lifted in the city of orlando, florida after the arrest of a man wanted to for killing a police officer and a pregnant woman. lloyd was spotted last night. there was a brief struggle but officers eventually arrested him. he was wearing body armor and carrying two handguns one of which had an ammunition clip holding 100 bullets. he is accused of killing his pregnant ex-girlfriend last december, wounding her brother and gunning down a female police officer earlier this morning. another delay to report in
the murder trial of garcia- torres, the man accused of killing sierra lamar. the trial against garcia-torres was supposed to begin today. now the apartment clara county court says the trial has been postponed because of pretrial matters. attorneys could start presenting evidence at the end of the month or early february. sierra lamar vanished in 2012 on the way to the bus. a benefit concert was held for the tower of power musicians. >> the drummer and basist were hit by a train on their way to perform. the drummer is one of the original members of tower of power. band mate roger smith spoke with us about the tragedy last night. >> david and mark are really close to us. they're like our brothers, my brother. and so that's -- this is the place that i need to be right now.
>> according to the band's publicist, mark will remain in the hospital for the next few days. the basist remains in critical condition but is said to be responsive. a new report says that silicon valley billion area peter teal may be considering a run for governor in 2018. he funded paypal and spoke at the republican national convention last summer and gave more than a million dollars to the donald trump campaign part of the transition committee of the president-elect. he has been talking with advisors about running for california governor. governor jerry brown visited the bay area last night to speak to chinese americans in san francisco. the governor says he wanted to reaffirm california's interest in continuing to work with china and wished everyone a happy and prosperous new year. the chinese new year's parade is set for saturday
february 11th. if you can't go in person, don't worry we will bring it to you live on ktvu fox 2. our coverage starts at 6:00. >> we are tracking another storm hitting the bay area. >> what doctors say about the concerns over the discovery of mold on a popular children's teething toy. plus, what some important membersof the warriors franchise are saying about their chances of playing in the new arena. ♪[music] the sky is gray. thank goodness we're getting much needed rain. but, boy, this rain has been causing problems for two weeks. now we're in a bit of a break. but the work crews along highway 17 through the santa cruz mountains have been busy shoring up a piece of road that slid due to the recent rains. >> i was there last week when the hillside gave way. it was an incredible sight. mud and rocks